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Crisp around the edges and a chewy center, then rolled in cinnamon sugar, no one can resist these delectable traditional cookies!
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Snickerdoodles, don’t ya just love saying that? Anyway, these traditional cookies have been around for quite some time and are a family favorite for us. As I read from Joy of Baking, these crinkly cinnamon sugar cookies are
“also called Snipdoodles or Cinnamon Sugar Cookies. Recipes for this cookie started to appear in the late 1800s, and most agree they probably originated in New England and are of either German or Dutch descent.”
Interesting huh? I didn’t know that for the longest time and I am sure most people baking them don’t either! No wonder why there are snickerdoodle recipes everywhere!
What is so special about snickerdoodles?
Have you had one?? They are truly delicious and very easy to make! I mean who doesn’t love cinnamon and sugar on a crinkly cookie! For me, I would say I love the taste and texture but also I love that they just remind me of Christmas growing up. My mom has always had these babies in her cookie line up every year, and now so do I. As I have told you previously my mom used to make about 2,000 cookies every year for Christmas. I usually do a little over 1,000 as I mentioned in Home Bakers Tips and Tricks. Anyway, she used to make little cookie trays and send them out to family and friends as gifts. Through the years we both have carried on this tradition but have made less and don’t send out just handoff. Sometimes we change up what is in our cookie line ups but one thing stays true. We always keep snickerdoodle cookies on that list!
Is this your snickerdoodle cookie recipe?
Nope! My mom has been using this Better Homes and Gardens recipe since I can remember! I have loved it so much I use it as well.
Have you made any changes to this recipe?
One tiny change but it has nothing to do with the batter. I prefer plenty of cinnamon sugar to roll in so I double that part but the snickerdoodle cookie recipe is perfect all on its own, no dough changes from me!
Can snickerdoodle cookies be made vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free?
I personally haven’t tried it but you can easily swap out the butter for vegan butter and use a vegan egg. For one flax egg, you would need 1 tbsp ground flax meal and 3 tbsp water, let sit in your fridge for 15 minutes to set up and thicken prior to using in the recipe. For Gluten-free try bobs red mill gluten-free flour on a 1 to 1 ratio.
Are these a Christmas cookie?
Not necessarily, you can enjoy them any time of year! We make them mostly from fall through winter, but anytime you are craving a cinnamon sugar cookie whip up a small batch of these Snickerdoodle cookies and you will not be disappointed!
- Stand Mixer
- small cookie scoop
- 1 1/2 cups flour or bobs red mill gluten-free baking flour
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp cream of tarter
- 1 stick of butter softened or vegan butter
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg or flax egg, see recipe notes
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 4 tbsp granulated sugar for rolling
- 2 tsp cinnnamon for rolling
- In a stand mixer beat butter on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add the 1 cup sugar, baking soda, and cream of tartar. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in egg and vanilla. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Using a wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
- In a small bowl combine the 4 tablespoons sugar and the cinnamon. Shape dough into balls using a small cookie scoop. Roll balls in the sugar-cinnamon mixture to coat. Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 10 to 11 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Transfer cookies to a wire rack; cool.
Where do snickerdoodle cookies rank on your Christmas cookie line up? Comment below!
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